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Announcements for Faith Briefs must be in our office by Monday, 4 p.m., prior to the intended date of publication. Due to space restrictions, publication is not guaranteed. Email diane.pratt@freepress.mb.ca or fax 697-7412 (no attachments, please).

Rabbi Neal Rose offers new course, Biblical Wisdom: A Guide to Right Living, Oct. 25-Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres. Cost: $105/members, $120/non-members. Walk-ins welcome. Information: 204-452-3711, information@shareyzedek.mb.ca, www.shaareyzedek.mb.ca.

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Winnipeg presents Celebrating Our Journey Together: Building Community in the Archdiocese of Winnipeg Since Vatican II, Oct. 26 and Oct. 27, St. Vital Parish, 1629 Pembina Hwy. Friday evening sacred music, reflections and Bishop Remi De Roo. Saturday, Morning Prayer, reflections on the journey today and lunch. Admission free. Register at a church or www.archwinnipeg.ca.

Quizmasters hosts Robin and Maria Allan, Oct. 27, 7 p.m., Augustine United Church, 444 River Ave. $15 advance registration only 204-284-2250 or augustine.uc@mts.net

Eastman Male Choir of Steinbach and the University of Manitoba Concert Choir perform Singin' in the Grain, concert fundraising concert for Canadian Foodgrains Bank, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., Springfield Heights Mennonite Church, 570 Sharron Bay.

CD launch and concert, Shabbat Shalom, a new album by Len Udow, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave. Tickets: $25 includes 1 CD 204-453-1625 or www.templeshalomwinnipeg.ca.

St. John's Anglican Cathedral 4th annual Hallowe'en E'en Graveyard Tour and Spooky Organ Recital Oct. 27, 5 p.m., 135 Anderson Ave. Information: Russ 204-888-2627, rggreene@shaw.ca or rcco-winnipegcentre.com. Admission $15 adult, $10 youth.

Eckankar worship service Living in the Presence of God, Oct. 28, Hu Chant 10:15 a.m., worship service 11 a.m., Canad Inn, 1824 Pembina Hwy. Information: 233-4281 or www.eckankar-mb.ca.

Immanuel Pentecostal Church, in partnership with the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba and Living Room, is offering a faith-based support group for persons living with mood disorders, Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m., 955 Wilkes Ave.

Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg sermon A Continuing Reformation with Reverend Millie Rochester, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m., 603 Wellington Cres. Information: www.uuwinnipeg.mb.ca.

Rabbi Alan Green offers new course, Meditating With the Jewish Masters, Oct. 30-Nov. 20, 8 p.m., Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres. Free. Walk-ins welcome. Information: 204-452-3711, information@shareyzedek.mb.ca, www.shaareyzedek.mb.ca.

Eckankar presents a free discussion Uncovering Past Lives, Nov. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m., St. James Public Library, 1910 Portage Ave. Information: 204-837-5915 or www.eckankar-mb.ca.

Eckankar presents Community HU Chant, Nov. 2, 7-8:30 p.m., Winnipeg Eckankar Centre, 104-475 Provencher Blvd. Information: 204-233-4281 or www.eckankar-mb.ca.

Muslims and Christians Working together to help build clinic in Mayungwe, Uganda. High tea reception fundraiser, Nov. 3, 2-5 p.m., Grand Mosque, 2445 Waverley. Tickets: Margaret 204-837-1538, Patricia 204-788-0240 or Irene 204-944-1560.

Rev. Heimo Bachmeyer has announced his retirement as pastor of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Celebration of his ministry, Nov. 4, 10:30 a.m., 65 Walnut St.

Aglow, Winnipeg Southwest Lighthouse, an interdenominational Christian group, welcomes men and women to a full breakfast, a time of praise, prayer and Christian spiritual enrichment with Pastor Marie Edukore, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Assiniboine Gordon Inn on the park, 1975 Portage Ave. $8.75. Reservations: Elaine 204-269-3680.

Know Thyself As Soul Foundation present a free introductory talk on Sant Mat, a practical spiritual path based on meditation on the inner light and sound, ethical values, service to others, and love for all creation, Nov. 6, 7-8:30 p.m., Room D -1077 Grant Ave. Information: 897-4203.

Adoramus Ministries celebration of remembrance in music and song, Forever in My Heart, Lest We Forget, Nov. 11, 2 p.m., Green Acres Memorial Gardens Chapel, Highway 1 East at Green Acres Lane. Information: 204-237-7899.

Choir of St. Andrew's River Heights United Church under the direction of Derek Morphy will present Requiem, music by Canadian composer Eleanor Daley, as part of the worship service commemorating Remembrance Day, Nov. 11, 10:30 a.m., 255 Oak St.

Canadian Association for Spiritual Care will host Healing The Wounded Healer featuring Douglas C. Smith (author of Spiritual Growth and Healing & The Tao of Grieving), Nov. 14, Bethel Church, 456 Stafford. Register: msalapastora@misericordia.mb.ca. $50 including lunch. Information: 788-8249.

Eckankar worship service and Community HU Chant, What Are the Light & Sound of God, Nov. 25, 10:15 a.m., Canad Inn, 1824 Pembina Hwy. Information: 204-233-4281 or www.eckankar-mb.ca.

Journey to Bethlehem, Dec. 2, Gilbert Plains Elementary School. Horse-drawn wagon ride to various locations, telling the story of the birth of Jesus.

St. Vital Catholic Church offers preparation sessions for children, teens and adults as part of a beautiful journey called the Rite of Christian Initiation. Adults meet weekly Thursday 7:30-9 p.m. and children Sunday 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Information: Nicole 204-803-6556 or nicole@stvitalparish.ca.

Bethesda Church invites the public to join us on Sundays 10 a.m.,1350 Grant Ave. for our new series of messages, entitled Lessons from Nehemiah: Rebuilding God's House, which will be offered in conjunction with our upcoming small-group discipleship study If You Will Pray, also based on the Book of Nehemiah. Information: 204-987-2890, office@bethesdachurch.ca, or http://bethesdachurchonline.ca.

Faith Bible Church of Winnipeg meets Sundays, South Chapel, CMU, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd. at Grant Avenue. Morning prayer meeting 9:15 a.m. Room C11. Adult Sunday School 9:30 a.m.: Living for Christ series. Worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sermon series on The Revelation of Jesus Christ. www.faithbiblechurch.ca.

St. Peter's Anglican Church, 755 Elm St., is offering a bursary for a baritone or tenor choister. Information: 204-488-8093.

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centred recovery program for all people seeking healing and freedom from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets with worship, teaching and open-share groups, Fridays, 7 p.m., Riverwood Church, 257 Riverton Ave. Information: Facebook at Celebrate Recovery Winnipeg, Pam 204-668-3181, ext, 209 or pam@riverwood.cc.

Franciscan Group in South Winnipeg, a small group of Catholic men and women, meets regularly each month to pray together, to study Franciscan material and to support each other on the road to spiritual development. Consider this your invitation to join us. Call Bernadette, 204-474-0320.

Winnipeg Baptist Church meets Sundays, 11 a.m., Crescentwood Community Centre, 1170 Corydon. Information: www.freeflix.ca to take the Heaven or Hell quiz or view the five-minute video entitled Key to the Bible.

New Church -- Winnipeg Baptist Church meeting Sundays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood Community Centre, Corydon Avenue. Exciting web-based ministry site is full of short films that challenge believers and unbelievers alike at freeflix.ca sponsored by Winnipeg Baptist Church. Free counselling also available from Pastor Jeff Williams. Information: www.winnipegbaptistchurch.ca or pastor Williams 204-250-4193.

When Wise Men Still Seek Him, men's prayer and Bible study, Calvary Temple, Argue Building, room 100, every Thursday, 7 p.m.

Grace Reformed Baptist Fellowship -- worship centred on God and His Word through expository preaching and the singing of psalms and hymns. Sundays, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Winnipeg Mennonite Elementary School, 26 Agassiz Dr. (near U of M).

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